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California Lighthouse

Northern Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Description: One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island.
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USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A short drive from the high rise hotels Located on the north shores of the island Taxi ride from hotel is 8 dollars round trip with a 10 minute wait by taxi while you take pictures A nice view of both sides of the island North shores and the calmer high rise shore line known as Palm beach A Italian... More

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Don't bother going... dirty and gives you a feeling of poverty. The entire area really needs a good looking after.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not much to see there and you can't go up in it. Good view of the area and there is a nice restaurant there.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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229 reviews 229 reviews
127 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the hill where the lighthouse stands on a nice view of a part of the island and of Palm Beach. Further on there was not much to see. The lighthouse is not really special. The drive up to it's nice with the many rock formations.

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The title says it all ... The location and the view it's great, very close to Arashi beach. The lighthouse itself is closed and not that nice either .

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Akron, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We always visit the lighthouse when we go to Aruba. We haven't seen it for 5 years and it is starting to show signs of wear. I liked the history sheet they put on the door, though. While we were there we visited the white dunes which are interesting to hike on and view. Don't try off-roasting there. We saw... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The other lighthouse on the island is a metal box - made very recently and not for historical purposes at all, so obviously I enjoyed this lighthouse much more! Fruit stand next to it for snacks and drinks. Great restaurant right next to it as well!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, you ca not go inside of the California Lighthouse! You can take some nice pictures from the outside.

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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a fabulous view of the island you get from here! Very spectacular! We all enjoyed coconut drink!

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NYC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not exciting at all. Besides being a lighthouse, it just serves as a landmark for those on ATV and Jeep tours to know where the off-roading trails begin. Nothing to see here.

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